Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Travel: The Market

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Beautiful impressions of Bangkok’s Maeklong market that remind us to soon go travel again despite all the atrocities the NeoCon countries and their vassals have created on their quest to treat most people worse than cattle…

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Time: PanAm 1937 Pacific Air Travel

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It was quite a trip to cross the Pacific in the 1930s particularly by plane. When PanAm in 1936 started the first air service from the west coast to China it took 60h flight time and roughly 5 1/2 days travel time.

Have a look at the 1937 PanAm brochure for details of the trip that was scanned in by Telstar Logistics.

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Business: Japan Airline’s CEO tells lesson to other CEO

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The head of one of the top 10 airlines in the world shows no empathy for the overinflated pay and gigantic boni that other CEOs rake in every year.

Yesterday the CEO of Ford also announced that he will only demand a symbolic pay of one dollar within the rescue package requesting billions from the government. But otherwise in banks – with some exceptions – it still seems business as usual and millions of dollars in CEO salary alone remains the standard…

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Weather: Surfing in Venice

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During the last days Venice, Italy has experienced one of the worst floods for more than 20 years and the water came so quickly that in many areas of the lagoon city no wooden panels could be erected in time. But some are taking advantage of these weather conditions.

This BBC Video shows a guy kite surfing across the world famous St Marcus Square.

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Video: Seat 29E

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An animated complaint letter to Continental Airlines about a seat located next to the bathroom.

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Travel: Historic tours of NZ Northland and Angkor Wat in 1930/40s

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Two film documents of travel 70-80 years ago from the Travel Film Archive (link below) that has many other history film documents from places around the world.

The first one is a tour of the ancient Cambodian temples of Angkor Wat and Bayon in the 1930s. If you recently had a chance to visit these wonders of the world, you will realize from watching the film how much this place has deteriorated within about 80 years.

The second film (in color) shows you around the New Zealand Northland popular with many tourists touring from Auckland. Many places there are now…

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